All posts in "Yoga"

5 Steps to Creating Your Own Sadhana

By Mercedes Aspland / June 29, 2016

Let’s start with a bit of explanation of what a Sadhana is. According to Wikipedia it is “an ego-transcending spiritual practice” which is a reasonable definition but really what does that actually mean?I have my own Sadhana and it is something I do everyday and for me it is about a connection with myself. It […]


It’s The Journey, Not The Destination

By Mercedes Aspland / June 15, 2016

Let’s start this off by saying I believe in angels.I know I am going totally off the point when I am supposed to be writing a post about yoga but I wanted to let you know how this post came about today.The phrase “It’s the journey, not the destination” is something I say in virtually […]


Three Days @ The OM Yoga Show

By Mercedes Aspland / October 26, 2015

This is not going to be a typical Sports Yoga Blog post but as it was the OM Yoga Show over 23rd, 24th and 25th October I thought it would be worth giving you a little run down of the event. It is a great opportunity to see what is happening in yoga, connect with […]


Yoga Props At Home

By Mercedes Aspland / October 7, 2015

  So this is my first video post for you and it is not the expected yoga routine but instead something I hope you will find useful. The way I see it props are vital for any yoga practice. Although some may view them as cheating I can promise you they are not and they […]


15 Awesome Songs That Are Perfect For Any Yoga Session

By Mercedes Aspland / September 23, 2015

I am going to start by saying that when I teach Yoga for Athletes I rarely use music, but there are times when it can work with the relaxation. However when I do use music I like to use something non-traditional, especially when I introduce it to athletes, this can help to keep it more relevant […]


Top 10 Benefits of Yoga to Footballers

By Mercedes Aspland / September 18, 2015

If you play football at any level then you are sure to have heard of one professional or another using yoga in a variety of different ways. However many misconceptions about yoga still exist, for example, many players might think it is a thing women do or you may just think it is a series […]


Why I Always Use Props For My Yoga Practise & My Top 6 Props

By Mercedes Aspland / September 14, 2015

When I first started practising yoga I did classes in gyms and props were never offered. This meant I got used to practising yoga without props part from when I did the odd class online that was restorative. My attitude to props is that they were to make the poses easier, make  them more restorative […]


How Yoga Can Help You Through a Sporting Injury

By Mercedes Aspland / September 10, 2015

When you are an athlete at any level then suffering from an injury, depending on the severity can be devastating. Personally I am a runner and try to run 6 days per week which usually means I am running through some level of pain. Most of it is not serious and I am constantly looking […]

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